News | Accident and Emergency
21 Apr 2018 8:27
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Accident and Emergency

    Two survive glider crash in Marlborough

    Two people have survived a dramatic glider crash in a remote Marlborough mountain range with minor injuries.


    Two people have survived a dramatic glider crash in Marlborough with minor injuries.

    The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter said it was able to land a helicopter on a small knoll near the wreckage in the remote Blairich Range, south of Blenheim, on Sunday afternoon.

    The two locals in the glider were taken to Wairau Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

    They used a cellphone to contact emergency services after the crash.

    Their glider suffered a catastrophic wing failure, causing it to spiral about 1500 feet (457m) downwards before hitting a steep slope, the rescue helicopter operator said.

    The combined effect of the spiral and the steep nature of the mountain face appeared to have minimised the severity of the impact, allowing the pair to escape the aircraft with only minor injuries.

    The helicopter operator provided pictures of a glider with one wing down a steep slope.


    NZN




    © 2018 NZN, NZCity


     Other Accident and Emergency News
     21 Apr: Dunedin students set for Hyde Street party
     21 Apr: One dead in Matamata wall crash
     20 Apr: Man pulled from burning car near Papakura
     20 Apr: Death in Christchurch is not suspicious
     20 Apr: Three killed in Coromandel crash named
     20 Apr: Rescue helicopter cuts could cost lives
     20 Apr: Yacht sinks north of Auckland, six rescued
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Tahs look to get Izzy back after Super bye More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    NZ shares fall as MSCI changes debated More...



     Today's News

    Rugby League:
    Smith credits Jacks for Munster's NRL form 8:16

    Cricket:
    Henry stars for Kent in 'crazy' day 8:06

    Entertainment:
    Emily Ratajkowski loves being able to call her partner “husband” 8:01

    Rugby League:
    NRL backs controversial Slater try call 7:56

    International:
    Vietnamese teen's escape from the China trafficking trade that sold her mother 7:46

    Education:
    Dunedin students set for Hyde Street party 7:46

    Rugby:
    Tahs look to get Izzy back after Super bye 7:36

    Entertainment:
    Stefflon Don finds it hard to date, as boys find her “intimidating” 7:31

    Rugby:
    Add Kiwis to Super W: Queensland coach 7:26

    Motoring:
    One dead in Matamata wall crash 7:16


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd